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|Titles||The Bloody Handed[1a] |
Lord of Murder[1a]
|Type||Elf God[1a] |
Iron Panther [1b]
|Affiliation||Dark Elves[1a] |
|Followers||Cult of Khaine |
Disciple of Khaine
High Elves venerate Khaine as their war god, and though they respect his power they are also mindful that the sword of Khaine cuts both ways. It was the Sword of Khaine, the personification of bloodshed and violence, that drove Aenarion, first Phoenix King of the High Elves mad after he drew it and used it to defeat Daemons that were invading Ulthuan.
Hekarti and Vaul created eight rings of power for him, each gathering one of the Winds of Magic, but also informed Atharti of the gods new treasure and who attempted to seduce them away from him. Eventually, she resorted to violence and during the conflict, the rings were lost into the material world. [2a]
Khaine is openly worshipped by the Dark Elves not as a god of war, but as a god of murder. This suits the harsh society of the Dark Elves, who view any sign of weakness as a fatal flaw. Holidays dedicated to Khaine invariably involve killing, such as the Harvest of Souls and Death Night. Fuelled by the social darwinism of Dark Elf culture, devotees of Khaine elevate killing to an art form and will gladly kill anyone - friend or foe - who displays vulnerability. The Cult of Khaine is the most powerful religion in Naggaroth.
The great temple of Khaine is located in the city of Har Ganeth. It is a seat of great power, as the worship of Khaine is by far the most popular and powerful religion in Naggaroth. Hellebron is his high priestess but her authority is challenged by Morathi.
As a god of War, many High Elves marching to war whisper invocations to Khaine, praying he will guide their weapons. [3a]
Some humans also worship an aspect of Khaine as purely a god of murder, their sacrifices are primitive compated to the perfected, elegant acts of the Dark Elves. [3a]
The Disciples of Khaine were members of a small and elite cult dedicated to the God of Murder.
- 1: Warhammer Armies: Dark Elves (6th Edition)
- 2: Warhammer Armies: High Elves (8th Edition)
- 2a: Vaul's Forge, pg. 64
- 3: Tome of Salvation
- 3a: Chapter 5: Other Gods, pg. 131